Mount Caulfield House, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh

Mount Caulfield House in Bessbrook, Co. Armagh is a Victorian property once owned by the Richardson family. It hosted American troops leading up to D-Day.

Mount Caulfield House

Green Road

Bessbrook

Co. Armagh

BT35 7EF

United Kingdom

Mount Caulfield House lies to the south-east of the village of Bessbrook, Co. Armagh. Built in the 18th century, William Hudson resided in the premises. He was a wealthy landowner in the South Armagh area.

John Grubb Richardson had been responsible for building the nearby village of Bessbrook. He acquired Mount Caulfield in 1867, developing a more Victorian look including an ornamental millrace.

Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in Bessbrook, Co. Armagh

Imperial War Museum Photo: H 8463 (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection). Boys cover a Light Tank Mk VI of 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, in the village of Bessbrook, Co. Armagh on 25th March 1941. Photo taken by Lieutenant JR Bainbridge - Official War Office Photographer.

In 1943-1944, it housed officers of the US Army as they prepared troops billeted nearby for the upcoming invasion of Normandy. At the time, the estate belonged to Sarah Alexander Richardson, a descendent of the famous Richardson linen family.

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